Changes in Tudor government presentation task

This resource is for an A Level lesson on Tudor government, aiming to examine the changes and continuities of the different institutions of government. Designed as a lesson in the first few weeks of the course, this allows students to explore independently an area of the topic with each card on the worksheet giving guidance and what to research and include in their presentation.

Changes in political institutions of Tudor government presentation task


Tudor rebellion event cards

This year, like many teachers, I am embarking on a new topic for the second year of the A Level course. My topic is Rebellion and Disorder under the Tudors, 1485-1603. I have previous raught a course on Tudor rebellions but it was smaller and limited in scope. My first lesson with the class is to establish the bigger picture and for students to work on a task to gain an overview of the framework of the period they will be studying. An ideal task to achieve this is making visual timelines in groups using event cards where students have to put the event cards in chronological order and write a definition of each event. These event cards cover the topic and hope they will be useful to others.

Weimar and Nazi Germany event cards

These event cards give a broad overview of the Weimar and Nazi Germany topic. This resource can be used in a number of ways, I am going to use em in my first lesson introducing the topic by giving copies of each card to the students and they have to find out when each event happens and write a sentence summary.

Other ways which the event cards could be used are – 

  • Revision game when the cards are dealt out equally. Students then have to successfully describe the event on their card in a limited time and/or a given word limit. 
  • Another revision game is where students have to guess which event is on each other’s card by asking a limited set of questions which can only be answered yes or no.
  • The event cards could be used to construct a visual timeline.
  • The event cards can be used as dominoes where cards can be played like dominoes but where each card touches a link has to be explained and agreed by the players.
  • The event cards could bed as part of a diamond nine exercise.